Nikon D300 / D700 – What did I do with that rubber thing?

Tip: You may or may not already know…

So you purchased a Nikon D300 or D700 and the Nikon MB-D10 battery grip.  Nikon changed their grip design for this product so the grip no longer fits inside of the battery chamber like previous.  With this new design, you have the ability to leave a battery in the chamber and then have an extra in the grip.  Why did Nikon do this?  In your camera menu, there is now more control over how the camera utilizes the grip.  I keep mine set to so that the camera uses the grip’s battery first and then the chamber battery.

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Moving along… You now have the grip and are ready to screw it on to the bottom of your camera, but there is a little rubber piece that you need to remove.  The contacts beneath the rubber piece is how the grip and the camera communicate.  Where do you put the rubber piece?  In your bag, in a drawer, throw it away?  Nope! Nikon made it very easy for you.

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Have a look at the battery grip, there are indentations like on the camera designed to store your rubber piece.  How neat! Now you will never loose that tiny rubber cover.

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It’s the little things we typically overlook.  A year ago, when I first opened the box of my grip I never bothered to really examine the product as I’m sure most people forget to do.  I simply attached it to the camera and started shooting.  So I hope you enjoyed this tip!

Thanks for reading

Scott

Update 4/2/2010: If you lost the rubber piece it is about $3 from Nikon. The part number is 1K567-300 for both the D300 and D700

This Post Has 14 Comments

  1. Great tip Scott

  2. can u use the grip with a tripod? thanx ! lovely tips cheers

  3. Yes, the grip has a tripod socket on the bottom.

  4. Matt, I would say contact Nikon as they don't even list the part as an accessory on their website.

  5. Despite the handy feature, I still managed to lose both the white plastic connector cover and the rubber piece. Do you by chance know if I can buy replacements, and if so, where?

  6. Matt, I would say contact Nikon as they don't even list the part as an accessory on their website.

  7. Despite the handy feature, I still managed to lose both the white plastic connector cover and the rubber piece. Do you by chance know if I can buy replacements, and if so, where?

  8. It's always the little things. Canon's grip solution is much nicer though :-) Two batteries in the grip, grip goes into the battery chamber, and door storage is there too.

  9. Did you get an answer from anyone? I purchased a used 700 & grip and the guy didn't know what he did with it. Where can I buy one? Thanks,

  10. Yo Scott. I lost the rubber thing too on my d300 would you know the part number for the rubber thing? is it listed anywhere on the rubber cover?

  11. The part number for the rubber piece is 1K567-300 and costs around $3 from Nikon

  12. First thing I do when I get home is putting the little rubber thing in the grip!

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